Christine Brooks Cropper
Executive Director, DCFF
Ms. Brooks-Cropper is a change agent and innovative strategist for the Creative Economy. In 2007, she launched The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce (GWFCC) to promote the business interests of those in the Fashion/Style Industry as well as developing Washington D.C. into a Global Fashion Capital. Through her work at GWFCC she has influenced DC legislation, established youth and adult arts education programs, and in 2010, formed the first Congressional Apparel Manufacturing and Fashion Business Caucus on Capitol Hill. Ms. Brooks-Cropper is currently focused on launching the Washington, D.C. Fashion Incubator. Through this program, her goal is to support new and established designers and assist design students transitioning from school in to a full time career. Prior to launching the Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Brooks-Cropper served as the Victim Of Crime (VOCA) and Violence Against Women (VAWA) Administrator for Washington, D.C.. She has also co-owned a fashion show event planning company and managed and provided marketing/pr strategies for fashion designers. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Delaware, and is a proud mother to her son, Christian.
Deputy Director, DCFF/Project Director, DCFI
Janice Wallace is a native Washingtonian. She graduated from Howard University with a B.A. in Journalism. She has worked as a project director at George Washington University on a NASA contract, Citibank, and most recently on Capitol Hill in the Office of the Clerk, US House of Representatives. Wallace left Capitol Hill in 2011 to start an online fashion magazine, Facon, whose primary focus is on emerging fashion. She is passionate about supporting the emerging fashion industry while working to develop workforce and entrepreneur opportunities for D.C. residents.